Highway opened between Bavaro-Uvero Alto-Miches
MICHES. EL SEIBO. The Bavaro-Uvero Alto-Miches Highway, with an extension of 72 km, was opened yesterday to vehicular traffic, and its inauguration is set for the beginning of next year.
In a press release, the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC) indicated that this stretch of the Circuit of the East project, whose construction started more than 3 years ago – in September 2011 – “will benefit 11 communities located in the surrounding area.”
Engineer Ramon Antonio Pepin, the chief of the Cabinet of the Ministry of Public Works (MOPC), received the project in representation of the Minister Gonzalo Castillo and reported that they were opening this stretch which goes from Uvero Alto to Miches.
Last 20 August the MOPC had received the first 53 km from the Odebrecht – Sinercon construction firm who are responsible for the project.
According to what was reported, the MOPC the Bavaro-Uvero Alto-Miches Highway, whose work was begun in 2012, corresponds to the 2nd phase of the so-called Circuit of the East, and which will be completed later when, next year, they finish the road from Miches to Sabana de la Mar, with an extension of 39 km. All told, the highway between Bavaro-Uvero Alto-Miches-Sabana de la Mar will be 111 km long.
The first phase, they indicated, included the opening of the Boulevard of the East and the entire road network which connects Bavaro and Punta Cana.
They explained that the highway has 7 km of construction of alternate roads that connect with different communities, among which are Vista Alegre, Yonu, Sabana de Nisibon, La Vacama, Sumidero, Laguna de Nisibon, El Cedro, Miches and La Gina.
During the delivery of the construction, Rodrigo Medicis, the Production Manager for Odebrecht, explain that on the 72 km that are now going into service for vehicular traffic they built 28 new bridges, reconstructed 10 bridges, made 395 drainages and applied a 5 cm coat of asphalt.
The Circuit of the East
The start of the work was inaugurated in September 2011 during the administration of Leonel Fernandez. According to information in the newspapers on that date, this project, which will cover an total extension of 110.8 km, is being built with an investment that is over US$265 million. Among the additional projects are the access roads to the Labacama and El Limon beaches.
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